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Thousand Oaks Optical

10"x10" Solar Filter Sheet for Telescopes, Binoculars and Cameras

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  • Silver - black polymer is the most common filtering material for observing sunspots and granulation, through telescopes and binoculars.

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Customer Reviews

Worked nicely!!This filter worked amazingly! I used some tape and cardboard and constructed a cap for one of my telescopes. The sun through the filter looks yellow/Orange and I was able to see a couple of sun spots. Doing this saved me a ton of money!Update****Thus sheet was enough for me to make 2 solar filters. I also have a celestron 130slt telescope and the cap cover it came with has another smaller cap that pops off leaving a small opening. I cut small square from this solar filter sheet and taped it from the inside of the cap cover. This morning I went outside to test it and it Worked! Now I have a solar filter for both my telescopes and it costed me less than $25!!. I took some pics of the cap cover from the 130slt5High quality solar filter film! I bought a 10" x 10" sheet of this solar filter film several months before the eclipse. I read dozens of DYI methods of making filter attachments for my digital camera, but settled on my own method. I have a box full of screw on UV camera lens filters in many sizes. I just picked out some of the filters with the cleanest glass and decided to sandwich the solar film between two filters. No cardboard, no tape, no worries about destroying the solar film out in the field. My wife has a nice craft tool for cutting out precise circles, although this could be done by hand with some care (I did have to do some minor trimming). It is better to leave them slightly too large then cut them too small! If they film does not fit tightly on all sides of the filter, direct sunlight will get through and that would be bad! I had so much film that I decided to make filters in multiple sizes: 72mm, 67mm, 58mm, 55mm, 52mm, & 49mm. I only ended up using the two larger sizes during the 2017 eclipse, but now I have an awesome permanent set of simple to screw on camera solar filters for pretty much any lens that I own. All of the pictures of the Sun (except for the two total eclipse shots with no filter required) were taken with these filters through an old manual focus Vivitar 100-500 mm lens adapted to a Sony a6000 crop sensor digital camera. 5It works pretty much as advertisedIt works pretty much as advertised, great product! The filter feels very similar to a very thin aluminum foil. You can cut and fold it to fit whatever shape you want. I made a simple cap for my DSLR telephoto lens (picture attached) and it works great. I got an old $1 folder I have from years ago and cut a rectangle from it. Then I folder it around the end of my telephoto lens and taped down where the folds met. Then it was a matter of cutting the filter, wrapping it around the edge of folder cap, and then taping it all down with duct tape. This makes the filter fit very snugly onto the lens, yet you can remove and reattach it very quickly.Using this, I got some photos of the sun (attached). You can see the small sunspot clearly. Definitely recommend this product if you are planning to go to the eclipse in 2 weeks or if you want to take photos of the sun in general.5Order a size larger than your telescope's aperture, but this is a great filter film.I ordered one size too small, but I can work around it. Otherwise I am quite pleased with this product. I have tested the film and it does filter the sun properly so that viewing the sun can be done safely. About the only thing that can be seen through this filter is the sun itself, and you can see the sunspots, eclipses, etc. This solar optical filter arrived in good condition and on time.My advice is if you order this film you will need to make a mount for it to attach it to your telescope. Many people apparently tape it to the telescope, but I plan to make a mounting with screws to hold it on, and with Plexiglas lenses to protect the film from damage. By making a more permanent mounting my plan is to be able to use the solar optical filter over and over again whenever I need it. The design I've come up with has the film sandwiched between the two plate discs of the Plexiglas, which will be attached to the mounting by screws through the Plexiglas into the mounting. The mounting itself will slip over the outside of the telescope and will be secured with set screws. I'm a woodworker and my neighbor is a machinist, so I'm debating on whether I will make the mounting using wood or have my neighbor mill an aluminum one.Important notes:1. This solar optical filter film is intended to be used over the aperture (largest opening) on the telescope. Do not use it to make an eyepiece or in the eyepiece part of the telescope.2. It is best to order a size larger than the aperture of your telescope. The film is square, not round. My telescope aperture is 6" and the film I ordered was 6" by 6". I should have ordered the 8" by 8" or even the 10" by 10". The 6x6 leaves small gaps where it doesn't cover the opening. To solve this problem the mounting I'm making will have some material sitting inside the aperture.5Sun looks very clear, almost 'molten' through it.Functioned perfectly; sunspots spotted, impressing both me and my son. If you're willing to DIY a bit with a trip to the hardware store for a PVC pipe end-cap, silicon glue, and some felt stripping (to make it work with your telescope's diameter) you can save $ vs a ready-made adjustable one that might not fit for $40-50 (or more). But pick the thin temporary "sizing/placeholder" variety of end-cap since they're much thinner to saw than the thick permanent ones!Plenty of how-to vids on Youtube, including cardboard approaches (which seemed like a little more work that the PVC idea and, of course, less durable).5Not what I ordered/But useable.I ordered the product thinking it was the black polymer plastic in the description, and shown in the photos. What arrived was a sheet of the mylar foiled on one side like the cheap paper glasses you can buy for $2. This is not what I ordered and if it weren't such a short time before the Aug 21st eclipse, I would sent it back! This stuff fingerprints easily and scratches easily too. I hope this works at least a little. Beware!Edit: After thinking, I figured out now to best use this film. Sandwich it between two pieces of plexiglass and seal the edges with hot glue. I got a decent test photo. But I wish the film had been what i was expecting. Bumping my review up to 4 stars. Note the tiny sunspot visible in the lower right of the test photo. Shot with a Canon T3i and a 300mm zoom lense all the way zoomed, and then cropped the photo closer.4Works great on my 8" telescope Having missed most of the 2017 solar eclipse, even though I lived near the path of totality, I decided I would at least extend my amateur astronomy hobby into solar viewing. I have an 8" reflector telescope. I used some poster board to create a holder to drop over the end of the 9 1/4" telescope tube and attached this sheet over that, with some additional poster board and tape. While this sounds are flimsy and casual, it actually looks fine and works fine for observing the sun.Caution - if you have spotting scopes or eyepieces on your telescope, put tape over those to make them unusable. I was at a public event where a local amateur astronomer had his scope set up for solar viewing. Fortunately, he had covered the extra spotting eyepieces because kids would walk up and look through the wrong one! Making this mistake is easy to do and would probably cause blindness. Always check your solar filter for small holes or light leakage before using! 5Easy to Cut and ApplyComes sandwiched between heavy paper sheets allowing easy cutting to shape. Simple instruction label nicely covers eye safety and application issues. "Silver side faces sun" statement could have been printed in bold - for asymmetric patterns; (I lucked out on the 50/50 chance)! I cut rings from 1" and 1/2" Styrofoam, sandwiched filter material between, and white-glued them together for smaller telescopes, binoculars and cameras in preparation for August 21, 2017 eclipse.5I saw the sun...and it opened up my eyes!I was pleasantly surprised. I used this film to build my own solar filter with cardboard and it's awesome. Someone on reddit posted a photo of the sun taken with an H-Alpha scope they day this arrived, so I knew my expectations were going to be off.But, when I finally got my filter built, and slipped over the scope, I was a little shocked. . . the sun spots were so vivid, and the sun's surface is clearly quite turbulent.I also really like the coloration. I've seen photos taken with the Baeder film (which produces a white image) wherein the photographers used software to add some yellow color to their images . . . in the end, their images looked just like what you see through this black polymer.(The photo of the sun below was taken with my cell phone held up to the eyepiece. It really doesn't do this filter justice.)5Excellent, surprised by qualityI was nervous going this route as opposed to spending a lot more for a solar filter in a housing or a glass option. I love it! Definitely customisable and easy to fit to any telescope. I set mine up on my celestron nexstar 90gt with my nikon d3400 attached to take some pictures. The photos were taken at about 4:00pm in February low on the horizon. I taped the sheet to cardboard that I cut to fit into the lens cap.5and 550Hz on a 50W Epilog laser worked for me nicely. The photo shows a small strip that I ... This film seems to work as advertised. It measures about 0.0025" thick, which is thinner than typical paper. It is very very thin and flimsy. If you touch it at all you will leave fingerprints on it.It can be cut with scissors or a razor and for anyone who cares, it CAN be cut with a CO2 laser. Settings of 90% speed, 25% power, and 550Hz on a 50W Epilog laser worked for me nicely. The photo shows a small strip that I used a razor knife to slice off and then cut the holes (0.125" diameter) on the laser. 4Note that it melts easily if you use a glue gun Works very well for my homemade solar filter. It's flimsy (since it's film), so you'll probably want to secure it to cardboard or something. Shiny side toward sun. Note that it melts easily if you use a glue gun. Image was a natural yellow / orange (see attached, with no post-processing). 5Works great!!!!Works great!!!! It took some trail and error, but I was finally able to place a sheet in front of my Canon SX700 30X Optical camera. Instructions says use rubber bands, that didn't work for me. I ended up using scotch tape to tape the a cut sheet to my camera lens. I took these photos mounted on at Magnus TV-300 fluid head tri pod. I am ready for the eclipse on August 1st, 2017 now :).5Worked Great! I trust Thousand Oaks Optical Worked great! I quickly made filters for my camera, two pairs of binoculars, and one for someone who was at the same place in Oregon to see the 2017 Eclipse.When I got the blanket warning about solar filters from Amazon, I'd already used this filters. And I know a 'problem' might not be noticeable right away... but I know that Thousand Oaks Optical has supplied astronomers for decades. I use my filters now to look at sunspots. 5Worked fine for me, and much cheaper than pre-made filtersMy astronomy/telescope skill is not good enough to judge the grade of this film compared to other options, but I used it to make a filter for my 8" telescope and got some very satisfying pictures of sunspots with it without frying my camera, so it certainly works for me.Included picture is the best one I got, which is blurrier than it should be due to the turbulence in the atmosphere that day. Color removed and levels adjusted to show greater contrast in the visible features; the filter doesn't seem to add any unusual or disagreeable color to the sun.5Works like a charm I just tried it with my camera. It's a very hazy day, but I just had to see. See my results in photo. I can't wait to try it on a clear day.I used a 300mm lens (telephoto) and I had to go up to 3200 ISO to get 1/200th of a second exposure - this telephoto only opens up to F5.6 aperature, so of course I had it wide open.Tracing the size I needed with a simple #2 pencil was adequate for me to see where to cut, and I just used a sharp pair of scissors to do the job. 5I think it would be better to fabricate a sturdy cardboard or strong paper frame ... I placed one over my telescope to photograph the total solar eclipse last summer, and used rubber band to secure it over the end. I thought I would only get to secure it on once and it would be damaged removing it. It actually took a slight beating when the rubber band snapped off abruptly. It still worked well a couple more times and has more use yet! I thought it would be flimsier but if gentle enough and careful you should get a lot of uses out of it. I think it would be better to fabricate a sturdy cardboard or strong paper frame that attaches on well. But the old rubber band method works well in a pinch and is fast and easy. 5Glad I bought this. WOW. Just wow. So... I 3D printed a filter adapter for my 100-400 lens, bought this film, and saved hundreds of bucks. Meanwhile, I got over 500 pictures of the eclipse and do they look wonderful. I purchased early so as to avoid the rush. The film is thicker than I was led to believe, does attract fingerprints and can crease very easily, but I was careful and now I have some left over for regular solar viewing and other passes. Another neat thing, I cut small pieces out, fixed them inside of my family's iphone cases and they were able to video and take pictures of the eclipse with their phones. 5Quality is great - I can't tell much of a difference compared ... Can't beat the price. I constructed a filter out of some corrugated cardboard and masking tape to fit on my Orion XT8. Quality is great - I can't tell much of a difference compared to the full-glass filters I've tried. Looks a bit hokey but works great. 5
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10"x10" Solar Filter Sheet for Telescopes, Binoculars and Cameras

4.7
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
Dhs. 244.00
Sale price
Dhs. 244.00
Regular price
Dhs. 406.00
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Unit price
per 
Save 40% (Dhs. 162.00)